Laserlab-Europe Newsletter #35: Scanning the Body - Biomedical Imaging

Issue 35 of the Laserlab Newsletter is now available.

Please download it here >>

In this issue:


  • Correlative fluorescence and soft X-ray microscopy in an integrated laboratory-based setup (FSU Jena and HIJ, Germany)
  • Non-linear and photoacoustic microscopy reveal fundamental biological mechanisms in model organisms (FORTH, Greece)
  • Carotenoid compounds identified in brain tissue from Alzheimer Disease patients (LLAMS, the Netherlands)
  • Translational biomedical imaging of whole organs using lightsheet microscopy (Central Laser Facility, United Kingdom)
  • Illuminating the brain: Unveiling the YWHAZ gene with lightsheet fluorescence microscopy (ICFO, Spain)
  • Drug biodistribution and pharma cokinetics by photoacoustic tomo graphy (CLL, Portugal)
  • Advancements in HILO microscopy for optimal single-molecule microscopy performances (LENS, Italy)


  • Laserlab-Europe congratulates Anne L’Huillier, Pierre Agostini and Ferenc Krausz on receiving the 2023 Physics Nobel Prize!
  • nanoSCAN: Revolutionising spatial biology with a cutting-edge multi-scale imaging platform
  • European Laser Science and Technology Landscape Analysis published
  • Nathalie Picqué appointed Director at the Max Born Institute
  • Novel optical microscope sheds light on one of the still poorly understood aspects of cancer
  • New DiPOLE 100Hz (KAZI) generates nanosecond pulses of 10 J energy at 100 Hz repetition rate

ACCESS HIGHLIGHT AT LP3: Successful laser printing of innovative materials with properties that change with voltage

Many telecommunications devices use materials with tuneable optical properties, to enable optical switching or multiplexing, but the current process for manufacturing such devices is both long and expensive. To provide a cheaper, faster process, researchers have been exploring an innovative printing technique that exploits the capability of pulsed lasers to transfer pixels of matter with a high level of precision and controllability.


The European Research Council (ERC) promotes frontier research by awarding prestigious grants to outstanding researchers for projects of ground-breaking nature. Laserlab-Europe researchers have again been successful in the ERC’s highly competitive selection process. Congratulations to Maximilian Beyer (LLAMS) and    Carl Davies (FELIX) receiving a Starting Grant (up to 1.5 million euro)!


  • Advances in joint ELI User Programme and strategic integration of ELI ALPS

  • ReMade@ARI:  How to gain access to tools and techniques at more than 50 analytical facilities

Editorial Team: Tracey Burge, Marina Fischer, Julia Michel, Daniela Stozno

If you would like to subscribe to this publication or would like to find out more about any of the featured articles, please use the Subscription form>> or send an email to